• And the NGI Winner is: Wired Telecom!

    Austin Wheelock, 'Next Great Idea' chair and deputy director of Operation Oswego County, recently announced the winner of the 2018 NGI business plan. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Southern Graphic Systems in Phoenix to Close

    Print equipment manufacturer to shutter facility after 30 years of doing business. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • New Owners, New Vision at Thunder Island Park in Granby

    Ron and Lisa Falise focus on revitalizing, expanding tourism destination site. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Making Pulaski the 'Gateway to the Tug Hill'

    Paul Holliday shows off a new groomer that will be used by the Pulaski-Boylston Snowmobile Club this winter. Holliday is intent on making Pulaski the “Gateway to the Tug Hill.” For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Pinnacle of Success: Dr. Padma Ram Medical Services, LLC

    Dr. Padma Ram, left in foreground, and her staff at Dr. Padma Ram Medical Services, LLC in Oswego are providing high-quality health care on both a primary and urgent care level. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 19th Century Scandal: The Story of Malvina Guimaraes

    Port City native Ann Callaghan Allen has written a book on Malvina Guimaraes, the 19th-century woman and prominent Oswego resident who reportedly catapulted to wealth as the mistress of the man who founded the Singer Sewing Machine Company, and later lost everything she had. Check out the story in the new edition of Oswego County Business magazine. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Brothers Take Over Vellas' Constantia Businesses

    Buckingham Market and Buckingham Home Center in Constantia are continuing a tradition of business excellence established by their former owners, the Vella family. Shown are new owners Tim Buckingham (left) and his brother Todd Buckingham (right). In the middle is grocery manager Ron Chapman. Check out the story in the new edition of Oswego County Business magazine. For the scoop, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Chinese Language, Culture Program Set for SUNY-Oswego

    Students dance during the closing ceremonies of last summer’s STARTALK: Chinese Language and Culture Academy Summer Program at SUNY Oswego’s Syracuse campus. The program will be featured at SUNY Oswego this summer. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Longshoremen in Oswego make endorsement

    Port workers want William Scriber, above, as their next permanent executive director. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • SUNY Oswego, Port City Cultivate Growing Relationship

    SUNY Oswego student Dara Boykin makes her selections during the Oswego Farmers’ Market last summer. Students from 11 classes across numerous disciplines worked last fall with farmers and the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce to promote the farmers’ market in both cities. The Oswego market opens Thursday while the Fulton market opens May 26. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • NOCHSI Changes Name to Connextcare

    Northern Oswego County Health Services, Inc. has changed its name to ConnextCare. The rollout of the new name was celebrated with a special breakfast reception for the entire ConnextCare staff and board of directors Wednesday at the Kallet Theatre in Pulaski. Attending the function are, from left, Penny Halstead, senior administrative assistant, Richard S. Shineman Foundation; Tricia A. Peter-Clark, vice president-chief operating officer, ConnextCare; Karen Goetz, executive director, Richard S. Shineman Foundation; Dan Dey, president-chief executive officer, ConnextCare; Michael Backus, chairman, ConnextCare Board of Directors; and Patrick Carguello, Sr., vice president/chief medical officer, ConnextCare. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Mitchell's Speedway Press to acquire The Phoenix Press

    Longtime Port City company, led by owner John Henry, is expanding and extending customer reach. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • CountryMax: Newest Addition to Retail Mix in Oswego

    A new CountryMax store is being constructed on state Route 104 East in Oswego. The storefront will be similar to others in the chain, including the Henrietta store shown above. For the details, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 'I, Robot': Technology plays greater role in workplace environments

    Damian Schofield, director of human-computer interaction at SUNY Oswego, explores how technology is and will affect the modern-day workplace. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • ‘How I Got Started’ — Tammy Wilkinson

    Tammy Wilkinson, center, founder of Theatre Du Jour, plays the role of Bella Baloopi in "Murder at the Prom" at the Hiscock Mansion in Syracuse. Her interactive touring dinner theater experience is receiving great accolades throughout the region. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Oswego Health Names Executive VP, Chief Operating Officer

    Jeff Coakley continues to solidify leadership roles at the local health care institution. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Students Have Different Perspective on Spring Break

    For several years, many SUNY Oswego students have used academic breaks like the college's upcoming spring break to serve communities in need, including building infrastructure in the Dominican Republic. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 92 Years Young and Still Going Strong

    Bruce Phelps remains at the helm of the Fulton Tool Company after 59 years. For the story, click on headline or story above.

  • Vaulting to the Top: Exelon New Jobs Leader

    Owner of nuclear plants in county is top overall employer. For story, click on the headline or story above.

  • Wired For Success: UTW Continues to Build Momentum

    Leading United Wire Technologies, a family owned business in Constantia, are Jim Ransom (middle) and his sons Mike, left, and Don. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 5 Points Wine & Liquor Opens at Forks of Road in Port City

    Atom Avery, left, and Mark Donabella are business partners in new enterprise. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Dying Slow Death: Suburban Malls on Downward Spiral

    Suburban malls such as Great Northern in Clay are slowly fading away in the face of increased online competition. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Tom Kells: DPW Chief Leads Restructured Department

    Tom Kells, public works commissioner for the city of Oswego, runs a tight ship while battling Port City winters. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Local Projects Fueled by State Grant Monies

    L. Michael Treadwell, executive director of Operation Oswego County, recently talked about several local projects that received significant financial help from state coffers. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

Latest News

  • Shineman Foundation Names New Executive Director

    Karen S. Goetz, former president and CEO of Inforia, Inc., will take over as executive director of the Richard S. Shineman Foundation Oct. 20.Goetz, a 27-year veteran entrepreneur and company executive, will succeed Lauren Pistell, who is moving out ... Read More

  • Colleges to Collaborate to Increase Degree Attainment

    SUNY Oswego has received a $2.88 million federal grant to improve college completion rates in Upstate New York.Oswego's grant is one of 24 awards announced today under the U.S. Department of Education's First in the World Program, which seeks to spur... Read More

  • New Turf Field, Stadium Being Built at SUNY-Oswego

    SUNY-Oswego student-athletes and the college's athletic department are looking forward to the opportunities and benefits that a new turf field and stadium will bring starting next summer.Construction recently began for an NCAA-compliant, all-weather ... Read More

  • Oswego County BOCES Has New Name: CiTi

    The Oswego County Board of Cooperative Educational Services has changed its name to the Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation.The name change is part of a rebranding effort and in conjunction with a nearly completed campus renovation pr... Read More

  • Micro-Enterprise Program to Groom Future Entrepreneurs

    The Oswego County Micro-Enterprise Small Business Training Program is scheduled to begin Sept. 6 and run each Saturday until Oct. 4.The classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the SUNY Oswego Phoenix Center, Oswego County Industrial Park, Phoen... Read More

  • SUNY Oswego Draws Students From Outside CNY

    Nearly 2,200 new students — more than 1 in 4 from traditionally underrepresented groups and the most in history from outside Central New York — have started classes at SUNY Oswego.In photo at right, SUNY Oswego's new students accept a br... Read More

  • Fulton Self-Storage Under New Ownership

    Fulton Self-Storage, formerly Galizia's All-Safe Storage, is now under the ownership of Richard and Deborah Rogler.The business has locations at Second and Ontario streets, and 2723 county Route 57, with access from state Route 481."We acquired... Read More

  • Bush Promoted to VP of Human Resources at Pathfinder Bank

    Heather Bush has been promoted to vice president of human resources at Pathfinder Bank."We consider our employees to be our competitive advantage," said Edward Mervine, senior vice president/general counsel. "We are confident that Heat... Read More

  • Eastern Shore Associates Acquires Cronk Agency

    Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, 101 Cayuga St., Fulton, has acquired the property and casualty book of business from the Cronk Agency, Inc., 647 Main St., Central Square.Cronk owners Jacquelyn and Frank Upwood are retiring as of Thursday, at whic... Read More

  • Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance Has New President

    Dannible & McKee, LLP Audit Senior Alanna Abreu has been appointed president of the CNY chapter of the Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance.The AFWA is an organization with over 100 chapters nationwide whose mission is to increase opportu... Read More

  • Pathfinder Investment Services Features New Financial Strategist

    Estella Taylor-Greene of Liverpool has been named an investment executive at Pathfinder Investment Services, a division of Pathfinder Bank.Taylor-Greene will work primarily in the Onondaga County market, servicing Pathfinder Bank's Cicero and new Pi... Read More

  • Novelis Employees to Challenge NLRB Proceedings

    Novelis employees working at the Oswego Works aluminum fabrication plant have retained the law firm of Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC to represent their interests in pending National Labor Relations Board proceedings, according to a prepared release... Read More

  • Sample News Group to Purchase The Valley News

    A community publishing company with strong local ties is acquiring The Valley News and Patriot-Advertiser later this month.The Sample News Group has reached an agreement in principle with Scotsman Media Group and company President William Veit to pur... Read More

  • The Valley News on Sales Block in Wake of SMG Closing

    The Scotsman Media Group in Syracuse has shut down, but company President William Veit is making sure there are no loose ends to tie up.Scotsman closed its printing operations in Syracuse and Chenango Bridge recently and laid off approximately 90 emp... Read More

  • Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce in State of Flux

    Jamie Persse, board president of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, is assuming the responsibility of managing the daily operations of the organization effective Friday. Nate Emmons, interim executive dir... Read More

  • TDO Board of Directors Appoints INFICON Exec to Team

    Peter Maier has joined the board of directors for the Central New York Technology Development Organization.   Maier is the president of INFICON Inc. in East Syracuse. Prior to joining INFICON, Maier was a project ... Read More

  • Semi-finalists Selected for ‘Next Great Idea’ Competition

    The 2014 Oswego County Next Great Idea Business Plan Competition has announced the seven semi-finalists that are competing for a $25,000 prize toward the start of their business in Oswego County.   In this, its th... Read More

  • Chicken BBQ to Benefit Fourth of July Parade in Oswego

    The annual chicken barbecue to support the 51st annual Fourth of July Independence Parade in the city of Oswego will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Woodchuck Saloon, 1 Mitchell St.... Read More

  • OOC Presents Annual Activity Summary, Achievement Awards

    Operation Oswego County held its 62nd annual meeting at the SUNY Oswego Campus Center Tuesday.Kevin LaMontagne, president of the OOC board of directors, welcomed more than 160 representatives of businesses, government, education, labor and other ally... Read More

  • Thunder Island in Fulton Celebrates Major Milestone

    Thunder Island, Wilcox Road, Fulton, will officially open June 27 and will mark its 35th anniversary. Located 25 minutes north of Syracuse and two miles south of the city of Fulton in the town of Granby, the facility has come a lo... Read More

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 157

Issue 157
August/September 2018

Cover Story

  • Thunder Island Rolls
  • Thunder Island’s new owners are investing $2.5 to buy and turn the local water park into a top destination that they say will rival Darien Lake’s theme park

Profiles

Rodmon King

On The Job

On The Job

Success Stories

Dr. Padma Ram Medical Services, LLC

My Turn

A Dangerous Time to Be a Journalist

Economic Trends

OOC Honors Those Who Make a Difference

Last Page

Jiancheng Huang